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Bruce Bell - Historian and Legendary Tour Guide

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Bruce Bell is a historian, a storyteller, an author, and a legendary tour guide of Toronto. Bruce Bell has been the monthly history columnist for the Bulletin, Canada’s largest community newspaper since 1999. In 2002, he was named the Official Historian of St. Lawrence Hall and St Lawrence Market. In May 2004, Bruce was appointed official historian of Toronto’s King Edward Hotel. In October 2004 Bruce was appointed Honourary Historian of the Hockey Hall of Fame Heritage Building. In June 2006 Bruce was appointed Curator in Residence for the spectacular Dominion Bank Building (built in 1914). In October 2006 Bruce was bestowed the title ‘Honourary Historian of the 51 Division Heritage Building’ by Toronto Police Services. He authored  two books Amazing Tales of St. Lawrence Neighbourhood and TORONTO: A Pictorial Celebration. Bruce is also the official tour guide of St Lawrence Market. In April 2007, Bruce was named Honourary Historian of the famed Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Bruce’s History Project a plaque program marking historical sites with large bronze markers to date includes Toronto’s First Jail, The Great Fire of 1849, the hanging of the Rebellion of 1837 leaders Lount and Matthews and the birthplace of Canadian Statesman Robert Baldwin.

Visit http://brucebelltours.ca or call 647-393-8687